"If last Saturday’s audience response to Sarah Ioannides’ farewell concert with the El Paso Symphony was louder than the one after Friday’s performance, the walls of the Plaza Theatre should still be shaking." El Paso Inc.
ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Review: Fire and Water
"Guest Conductor Sarah Ioannides and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra raised the temperature in town Thursday night with their 'Fire & Water' concert featuring the works of Hindson, Debussy and Stravinsky... lush and well executed...perfect in tempo and pacing....unique sound experience......"
Rochester City Newspaper
Review: RPO's 'Fire and Water' takes your breath away
“...ravishing and authoritative….. ”
Democrat and Chronicle
2011 has been rich in world premiers for Ioannides, with the first set of the new Carnegie Hall Weill Institute's newest interactive Schools Program performances of 'The Orchestra Sings', featuring world premier works by composer Thomas Cabaniss with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra. In addition the Spartanburg Philharmonic performed the world premier of the Overture from David Berry's opera, The Search for Stephanie Thayn. Finally they were honored to bring the Academy award winning film composer and pianist Dario Marinelli, who performed with the orchestra the world premier of his Pride and Prejudice Suite.
SPARTANBURG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Review: Dario Marianelli debuts 'Pride & Prejudice'
"Wonderfully evocative music..... Music Director Sarah Ioannides and the composer-soloist displayed all the effortless communication one might expect from fine musicians who also happen to be old college friends, and the orchestra responded sensitively."
Spartanburg Herald Journal
NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY
Join Sarah and the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra for an Independence Day celebration of pops and patriotic favorites!
July 1, 2, 3 & 4
New West Symphony
2011 - 2012 SEASON ANNOUNCED
Sarah Ioannides opens the Spartanburg Philharmonic
2011 – 2012 season with a September 11 Commemorative Program featuring a world premiere performance of Kenneth Fuch’s Falling Man with baritone, James Maddalena.